March was a busy month for me! Recommendations in bold.
A Splendid Ruin by Megan Chance - 4* The Echo Wife by Sarah Bailey - 4.5* The Rose Code by Kate Quinn - 5* Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman - 3.5* but only because I couldn't put it down American Spy by Lauren Wilkerson - 4.5* The ending bumped it down from 5*
DNF: Things in Jars by Jess Kidd My Enemy's Tears: The Witch of Northampton by Karen Williams (I only picked this up because it's about an ancestor of mine but the formatting on Kindle was horrible)
What Could Be Saved by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz 5* Conditional Citizens by Laila Lalami 4* Infinite Country by Patricia Engel 5* Milk Fed by Melissa Broder 4* When Harry Met Minnie by Martha Teichner 3-3.5* The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson 4* A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes 4*
Post by rainbowchip on Apr 1, 2021 10:58:13 GMT -5
It looks like I read a ton but I had 3 books that I mostly read in February but finished in the first few days of March.
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillio - 3* The Outsider by Stephen King - 5* Lover Mine by J.R. Ward - reread The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn - 3* Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan - 3* American Royals by Katharine McGee - 5* Majesty by Katharine McGee - 4* Educated by Tara Westover - 3* Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling - reread An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn - 3*
I read a lot of meh books in March. The best of the bunch was Ghosted.
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon 3* Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting 3* Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade 3* Mistletoe in Paradise by Jill Shalvis 3* Conventionally Yours by Annabeth Albert 3.5* Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales 4* Tempt Me (The Temptation #1) by Roxy Sloan 2* Tease Me (The Temptation #2) by Roxy Sloane 1* The Invitation (The Invitation #1) by Roxy Sloan 2* Surrender (The Invitation #2) by Roxy Sloan 2* Release (The Invitation #3) by Roxy Sloan 1* This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousins 3.5* Ghosted by JM Darhower 4.5* Sempre (Sempre #1) by JM Darhower 2* Redemption (Sempre #2) by JM Darhower 2* Made (Sempre #.4) by JM Darhower 3* Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli 3* The Immortal Life of Heniretta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 4* Act Your Age, Eve Brown (The Brown Sisters #3) by Talia Hibbert 4* Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella 1* I'll Be the One by Lyle Lee 3* The Duke Who Didn't (Wedgeford Trials #1) by Courtney Milan 3.5* One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London 2.5*
Post by rootbeerfloat on Apr 1, 2021 14:37:12 GMT -5
The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1) by Julia Quinn - 3* The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons #2) by Julia Quinn - 3* An Offer from A Gentleman (Bridgertons #3) by Julia Quinn - 3* Anxious People by Frederik Backman - 5* The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett - 4*
Anxious People is my favorite Backman book (also read Beartown, Us Against You, and A Man Called Ove).
Uprooted by Naomi Novik - I loved it! It's a fantasy story about a young woman taken by "The Dragon" for mysterious reasons.
Unfuck Your Brain by Faith Harper - This was just ok. Basically a self help sort of book regarding depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, things like that. Some of the explanations were spot on, but the advice was lacking. I also felt the swearing was mostly forced and not "natural" which annoyed me. And the audio book quality was terrible.
Take a Hint Dani Brown - Cute. I liked it but didn't love it. Romance genre. I really liked the characters, but the story behind their relationship seemed far fetched.
King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild - 3 stars ... Non-fiction about the Congo and the devastating Belgian influence. Written in a really interesting way, easy to read style if heavy content. I wish some of it was a little deeper.
Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi - 2 stars ... Fiction ... I didn't love the main character, but it was interesting since I visited Puna in the early 2000s
Clap when you land - Elizabeth Acevedo - 4 stars ... I LOVE Acevedo. I think she's one of the best YA authors in the mix at the moment. This was a great book with a wonderful narration on audiobook
Homeland Elegies by Ahad Akhtar - 4 stars ... A really interesting blend between reality and fiction. It kept me on my toes and reminded me a little of Rodham.
Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler - 1 star ... I've never given 1 star to a book before. I usually quit reading them but I kept reading for a plot resolution and hated every minute.
The Survivors by Jane Harper - 4 stars ... Above average thriller set in Tasmania
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah - 3 stars ... Unrelentingly depressing, with not much joy. I'm not a fan of Hannah anyway so this was a slog for me. I did find the historical setting interesting with the the dustbowl and california cotton riots
Cleanness by Garth Greenwall - 2 stars ... Very graphic sexually, which was difficult to enjoy. I never really related to the narrator. Interesting setting in Bulgaria - I've never read a book set there before.
Firefly Lane - 3*, I can't imagine the Netflix series would be good at all Everything I Never Told You - 4* Hidden valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family - 5*, nonfiction about a large family with multiple schizophrenic siblings The Wife Upstairs - 4* Before She Disappeared - 4* The Officer's Daughter: A Memoir of Family and Forgiveness 3*